Nanoscience and materials for information technologies
In the field of nanoscience, the centres address the extraordinary physical and chemical properties that differentiate nanostructures from micro- and macrostructures. Scientists are investigating fundamental properties and processes of nanostructures down to the sub-nano realm by means of cutting-edge spatial and temporal resolution techniques. These have immediate importance for information technology.
HZB scientists are developing nano-optical materials, photonic crystalline fibres, and 3D XUV optical systems consisting of nanostructures. These materials are being adapted so as to function with unprecedented precision.
To improve instrument resolutions and extend physical limits in the field of imaging methods, spectroscopy and scattering methods, also for investigation of ultra-fast dynamics in in-situ studies.
XUV Optics, Metrology, Nanotechnology
BESSY II: Optic, MySpot, Nanolaboratory
Contributions HZB organisational units:
- Nano-optical materials, photonic crystalline fibres, and 3-D XUV optical systems
- Physical properties of nanoscale vs bulk materials